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After the guided tour of best medieval tuscan towns you can decide if you like to give yourself one or more gastronomic experiences including that at a Tuscan cheese factory.
After visiting together the most characteristic medieval villages, admiring breathtaking landscapes and discovering small churches and hidden buildings, you can chose to end your itinerary in Tuscany with a guided tour of a cheese factory and taste typical local cheeses. you
Pecorino cheese is one of the best known and most appreciated Tuscan cheeses and when paired with the perfect wines and sauces it truly becomes a delicacy. Learn how PDO Tuscan pecorino is made and have a tasting of local cheese on this experience on a typical farm in Tuscany.
Among the wonderful Tuscan hills there are several farms and dairies, usually managed by the same family for many generations, which deal with the production of different types of Tuscan cheeses: pecorino cheese, goat cheese, ricotta and homemade caciotte.
In this tour you will have the opportunity to visit one of them with me to meet some expert Italian cheese manufacturers and enjoy a special cheese tasting in Tuscany countryside.
After some curiosities and anecdotes about the history of the farm and its owners, you will begin the visits of the fields where the animals graze, of the dairy and of the caves where the tuscan cheeses age and mature; in addition, if it’s possible according to the time, you will also be able to attend milking.
You will be explained all stages of cheese making and shown some final steps of the production, which will allow you to learn more about these delicious foods that have been present on Italians tables since Romans time.
Right after the visit you will be delighted with a pecorino cheese tasting and a taste of other delicious cheeses produced at the farm, paired with fresh bread, organic honey and a nice glass of Chianti wine.
This experience at a Tuscany farm is perfect for good food lovers and for families with children who want to enjoy some time in contact with nature.
If you want to know more about italian cheeses, take a look at my blog post and video on how pecorino cheese is made.
Why visit Tuscany and a local cheese factory?